Pedestrian Accident Attorney in New Orleans
If you were hit by a car, John S. Williams will fight for you
New Orleans is a bustling city filled with residents and tourists who come to experience everything this one-of-a-kind place has to offer. As a result of being such a popular destination with plenty to see and do within walking distance, there is a high volume of people who travel on foot. Unfortunately, that means the risk of getting hit by a car is greater, too.
Whether you got hit by a car in a crosswalk or you were struck by a vehicle on the sidewalk while waiting for a bus, car accidents involving pedestrians can result in serious and sometimes fatal injuries. While you may think the process of recovering compensation for your damages will be straightforward and easy, the insurance company may have other plans. That’s why you need an experienced New Orleans pedestrian accident lawyer on your side.
An insurance adjuster may argue the accident was your fault and deny your claim. Even if they say you’re only partially at-fault, that can have severe and lasting consequences. That’s because under the state’s comparative fault law, any damages that you’re able to recover will be reduced by the same percentage of negligence attributed to you for the accident.
One of the best ways to protect your rights and get the compensation you deserve is with representation from an experienced pedestrian accident attorney. If you were hit by a car or you were injured in some other type of crash, such as a bicycle accident, call The Law Offices of John S. Williams, LLC right away. Attorney John S. Williams has experience successfully handling complex cases and can help you get the compensation you’re entitled to.
What are common causes of pedestrian accidents?
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, most pedestrian accidents occur at night and on Saturdays, with distracted driving serving as one of the leading causes. Other forms of driver negligence that may result in a pedestrian getting hit by a car include:
- Texting and driving
- Drunk driving
- Fatigued driving/falling asleep at the wheel
- Failure to yield
Every year, thousands of people are injured while many others are killed in fatal accidents. Knowing what to do if you get hit by a car can help, but when the dust settles you may run into problems dealing with the insurance company.
Get justice with a New Orleans pedestrian accident lawyer
Cases involving pedestrian accidents can quickly turn into a heated legal battle between you and the driver who hit you. Without the right evidence, you may find it difficult proving you weren’t at least partially to blame for your accident. The insurance company may argue you jumped out in front of the vehicle that hit you or that you were in the road when you shouldn’t have been. They may even say you’re responsible for the damage caused to the driver’s vehicle.
Attorney John Williams knows the games some insurance companies play, and he doesn’t tolerate them. Whether it’s by way of a negotiated settlement or via a favorable court verdict, John will aggressively advocate for your best interests and fight to get you maximum compensation for your damages. He treats his clients like family and believes in fighting for what’s right, what’s fair and what’s just. Find out how he can help you.
Whether you were a pedestrian hit by a car in the crosswalk, or were hit while crossing the street in your neighborhood, it’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible.
The Law Offices of John S. Williams, LLC serves clients in New Orleans and offers legal representation on a contingency fee basis. That means you don’t pay anything unless we win your case. Contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced pedestrian accident attorney.